Phrases like "love your local" and "loyal to local" have become common, but they reach a fever pitch during the holidays, when local businesses strive to prove they can provide unique gifts and great service far better than the big box stores. In Boise, there's no better time to shop local than during Small Business Saturday
, a Downtown Boise Association
-sponsored event that highlights local businesses and the fabulous gifts (and discounts) they have to offer. Stop by eight of the 45 participating locations downtown, have them stamp your Small Business Passport
, and return the passport to Rediscovered Books
on Eighth Street for a chance to win a Downtown Boise Shopping Spree. Visit the DBA website
to download your passport, and read up on the awesome merchandise waiting to jump in your shopping bags.